- Dec 11, 2019
Pope Francis dispatched a message Sunday to the synod of Italy’s Waldensian church, a proto-Protestant group that’s long kept alive a spirit of dissent from papal authority.
The story of Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California, is a quintessentially American one, capturing at least three of the defining characteristics of Catholicism in the U.S. over its history.
A court in the western city of Cologne has ruled that Germany’s richest Catholic archdiocese doesn’t have to reveal what it does with the billions it receives from taxpayers each year.
Germany’s two main Christian churches will lose millions of members over the coming decades and will have to tighten their financial belts as a result, according to a study published Thursday.
A Pew study found that most people continue to pay a church tax in Western Europe, though things may change with the next generation.
Nonprofit and religious leaders, including the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees, called on Congress to repeal a provision in the 2017 tax cut bill that taxes religious and nonprofit organizations for the cost of parking lots and transit benefits provided to employees.